Swine Flu - An Underestimated Threat, Says Economist Intelligence Unit
LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Empty offices and deserted restaurants are
a real possibility if the Swine Flu virus successfully mutates, warns the
Economist Intelligence Unit. The public has been suffering from "gloom
fatigue" with constant bad news over the recession. As a result, the threat...
Risk of breast cancer mutations underestimated for Asian women, Stanford study shows
STANFORD, Calif. - Oncologist Allison Kurian, MD, and her colleagues at the Stanford University School of Medicine were perplexed. Computer models designed to identify women who might have dangerous genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast and ovarian cancer worked well for white women...
Dementia Underestimated in Developing Countries
Standard criteria too restrictive, gap with higher-income nations smaller, group says
MONDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of dementia in developing countries have been greatly underestimated, according to researchers who used a specially-developed method of calculating dementia ...
Prevalence of dementia in the developing world underestimated
Previous estimates of levels of dementia in the developing world may have substantially underestimated
the problem, according to research published today. The findings suggest that policymakers in low-income and middle-income countries may need to re-examine the burden and impact that dementia pla...
Worldwide War Deaths Underestimated
Three times as many killed as once thought in 50 years of conflicts, new analysis suggests
THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Wars around the world have killed three times more people over the past half-century than previously estimated, a new study suggests.
The finding support...
Number of Heat-Related Deaths is Underestimated by Over 50%
The number of heat-related deaths is underestimated
and underreported in the US and elsewhere, claims an important new study published in Biomedical Market Newsletter//(R).
A new analysis by government experts shows that the number of heat-related deaths is actually 54% higher than previously...
Breast Cancer in Men Often Underestimated and Under-treated
Male breast cancer occasionally is misdiagnosed as gynaecomastia, which affects about a third of men at some point over the course of a lifetime, thereby causing the diseae to be discovered at later stages in men than in women. "It is perhaps ironic,that tumours in men are easier to feel than they...
Importance of Retroviral Drugs Underestimated
The South Africa's health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, claims that including garlic, beetroot and lemon in one’s diet would delay the onset of AIDS//.
She declares that she is telling the truth and has also warned about the ill effects of the anti-retroviral drugs.
This has sparked ...
Income, education, important factors in heart disease risk
...s safe environments, and having less access to health care.
Researchers used population data from two sources to study whether the FRS consistently underestimated
cardiac disease risk among this group of patients. One group consisted of 12,562 men and women from an ongoing Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (AR...
New Research Suggests Strong Link Between Sweetened Caloric Beverages and Metabolic Syndrome
...blem of increased consumption of sweetened caloric beverages and its link to negative health impacts. During the workshop "Calories from Beverages: An underestimated
Dietary Target for the Prevention/Management of Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes" held at the XV International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, experts will share...
underestimated in Medical Technology
Worldwide Cost Estimate for Alzheimer's and Dementia Is US$315.4 Billion
...ia, India, China and four Latin American centers. Prince will present encouraging early findings at the ADI conference.
"Earlier studies may have underestimated
the prevalence of dementia in regions with low awareness of this emerging public health problem," Prince says. "Primary healthcare services and govern...
Chemstar Corporation Announces a New Powerful, One-Step Product That Effectively Controls Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli and Fly Larvae in Floor Drains
... Importance of cleaning floor drains often underestimated
in food safety and sanitation protocols
ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent media coverage of food recalls
NKTR-118 Shows Substantial Oral Bioavailability and Extended Half-Life in Phase 1 Clinical Data Presented at American Pain Society Meeting
... naloxone is limited by
first-pass metabolism of naloxone.(1)
"The prevalence and impact of opioid-bowel dysfunction among chronic
pain patients are underestimated
today," said Sunil J. Panchal, M.D.,
President of the National Institute of Pain and the Coalition for Pain
Education (COPE) Foundation. "The conditio...
Diagnostic Center for Disease: Prostate Biopsy Spreads Prostate Cancer Cells
... SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Breaking news from the
Diagnostic Center for Disease(TM) in Sarasota, Florida, identifies a
risk that routine prostate biopsy performed to
evaluate for prostate cancer spreads cancer cells and may be the reason
that men have a recurrence of d...
underestimated in Biological News
Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated
MADISON, WI, APRIL 27, 2009 Landfilled waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen and results in the production of methane. Landfills are classified as the second-largest human-made source of CH4 in the U.S. Additionally, landfill gas contains numerous non-methane hydrocarbons that are either vola...
Food allergies: Overestimated and underestimated
Half of all food allergies are not food allergies at all. This is what Cornelia S. Seitz et al., allergologists from Wrzburg University, concluded in a study with 419 patients, as presented in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105: 715-23).
April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...ocated over sedimentary rocks. Magma-carbonate interactions could therefore have a major role in global CO 2 emissions from volcanoes, which has been underestimated
Climate changes caused by degassing of sediments during the emplacement of large igneous provinces
Clement Ganino and Nicholas T. A...
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2009: Six young researchers recognized for outstanding achievements
...ht of the field of traditional Egyptology. In terms of the subject matter addressed she has also tackled innovative topics, for example the previously underestimated
role of women in the Kingdom of Kush. With this work, Angelika Lohwasser has given her subject a new status in Germany, both in the scientific communi...
I feel your pain: Neural mechanisms of empathy
...ical Neurophysiology and Pain Center at the Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, France.
Dr. Danziger and colleagues had previously shown that CIP patients underestimated
the pain of others when emotional cues were lacking and, in contrast with control subjects, the ability to fully acknowledge others' pain depended on ...
Where there's wildfire smoke, there's toxicity
... The health threat to city dwellers posed by Southern California wildfires like those of November 2008 may have been underestimated
Detailed particulate analysis of the smoke produced by previous California wild fires indicates that the composition posed more serio...
...ractivity disorder, cerebral palsy, and autism.
The toxicity of methylmercury is well known, but the researchers believe that the medical world has underestimated
the risk of brain damage associated with exposure to this compound as well as numerous others. Professor Grandjean emphasizes that little research has...
UGA study reveals ecosystem-level consequences of frog extinctions
...f the frog die-off was even greater than they had predicted in their exclusion studies. "We predicted the direction of the change," Pringle said, "but underestimated
The UGA research team is continuing to monitor the health of the streams to get valuable, long-term data. So far the stream has not...
Road losses add up, taxing amphibians and other animals
...phibian losses, DeWoody said.
The study, published online in the latest issue of the journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology, significantly underestimated
the number of animals killed because many specimens were scavenged, degraded beyond recognition or moved, DeWoody said. About five times more animals ...
NIST, Army researchers pave the way for anthrax spore standards
...ace and germinate. The latter yields valuable data on the biological activity of the samples; however, only viable cells are counted and counts may be underestimated
if cell clumping occurs. A better approach is to measure the amount of genetic material present in the sample. This method not only measures the DNA e...
underestimated in Biological Technology
New MedPredict Report Suggests Market for Alcoholism Therapies is Underestimated
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- In this report,
entitled "MedPredict Thought Leader Insight & Analysis: Pharmacotherapies
for Alcoholism," physician experts discuss the key controversies
surrounding development of drugs for alcoholism, and why they think the
UK's NICE Recommends Spinal Cord Stimulation for Patients with Chronic Neuropathic Pain
...opathic pain is a debilitating form of chronic pain resulting from
injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. Chronic pain is one of
the most underestimated
health care problems, with estimates of prevalence
varying widely(2). Currently, conventional treatments to alleviate chronic
neuropathic pain combine...
Atrial Fibrillation Month - StopAfib.org Announces September Focus on Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat
...ng athletic people. We now know that it can run
in entire families, too."
"The impact of this terrifying condition on patients and families is
by doctors," Hills says. Once she was cured by a new
minimally-invasive mini maze surgery, Hills couldn't just stand on the
sidelines and watch others...
InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights
...ith that of other multi-center studies of other compounds in IPF and the nature of the dropouts in the Shionogi study may have underestimated
the treatment effect of pirfenidone. -- The study conduct of CAPACITY is excellent and InterMune expects to achieve i...
New yeast trick for eating favorite food: Details in Nature paper
...ntrolling the exact growth conditions with microfluidic technology, the engineers determined that the canonical models for the yeast metabolic network underestimated
how quickly and nimbly yeast can switch from galactose to glucose.
"The experimental system was much better than the computational models predicted...
Arpida Provides Update on Progress of New Drug Application for Intravenous Iclaprim
...on of hyperlinks between the
different parts of this huge and complex data package. We have only limited
reference data regarding such projects and we underestimated
of the additional processing steps. Our development team and our external
partners have been doing their utmost to complete the project ...
Observations from the Sarbanes-Oxley trenches
...the current timeframe, requiring large companies to comply for their fiscal year ending on or after November 15, 2004, will change. But companies have underestimated
their requirements, causing them to now scramble for resources. Financial Executive International conducted two surveys this year showing year-one com...
Staying sane in a MAD world
...risingly, event-driven mergers frequently deliver disappointing results because the strategic rationale is forced, due diligence hurried and big risks underestimated
or ignored. People and cultures often clash as yesterday's fierce competitors find it difficult to suddenly act like partners. Combining the best aspe...
Kanavas says Wisconsin has no more excuses
...ilding intellectual property-based products and content probably would derive more benefits than the makers of feature films. "I think it will have an underestimated
impact," he said. "It's not necessarily for the entertainment industry; it's really for IT."
He said a bill designed to extend broadband deployment...
No time for evolution in telecommunications
...nology adaptations are allowing for these faster speeds.
Forecasts have missed some trends completely and severely over and underestimated
others (by orders of magnitude). For example, the analysts did not come close to forecasting the deep penetration of cellular service and that those s...